Brazilian BBQ and concert
Grupo Falso Bahiano
Location: Palette Art Café
235 Healdsburg Ave.
Phone: 707 433-2788 | Visit on the web
Date: Sunday, May 31
Time: 8 pm; dinner served from 6 pm
Meal price: $20 with advanced reservations, $25 at the venue
If you didn’t have enough fun at the Stars of Brazil show at Rec Park, Brazilian music continues at the Palette on Sunday evening. The venue will serve exotic Brazilian cuisine, including an Outdoor BBQ, while Grupo Falso Baiano plays.
Before there was samba and bossa nova, Brazilians grooved and danced to the intricate music known as choro, a virtuosic style often compared to bluegrass.
In the Bay Area, no ensemble has done more to keep choro in the foreground than Grupo Falso Baiano, a captivating quartet featuring Zack Pitt-Smith on reeds, Niko Bell on cavaquinho, Brian Moran on seven-string guitar and Los Angeles-based percussionist Ami Molinelli.
BBQ Menu: Rice with coconut milk, Feijoada – Black beans & Sausage, Esfihas – Beef Empanadas, Churrasquiho – Barbeque Brazilian style; Beef, Chicken, Sausage and Vegetables, and Panquecas – Vegetarian Dinner Crepes
With a repertoire spanning more than a century, Falso Baiano plays traditional choro, as well as contemporary, jazz-tinged arrangements by modern masters like Hermeto Pascoal and Hamilton de Holanda. Delivered at breakneck tempos, the music combines deliriously playful group passages with luscious melodies and soaring solos.